I know I'm not alone when I say the hiring of Bill Callahan always felt a bit awkward. In switching to a West Coast offense, Nebraska suddenly seemed like it was trying to join the rest of the football world, despite a steep tradition of running an antiquated offense. And that was strangely uncomfortable, like watching your grandmother try to work a cell phone.
So as Bill's Bandwagon officially careened out of control and plunged over the cliff everyone saw coming with a 76-39 loss last weekend, I couldn't help but ask if my initial preposterous, off-the-wall wisecrack might've had some merit. Could Tommy Callahan, the oafish character played by
I ask this with a straight face.
Just for kicks, Huskers fans, let's pose the question: If you were given the opportunity to redo the hiring process, which Callahan would you have trusted more with the keys to your program: Bill or Tommy? One a former Super Bowl coach; the other a goofy dolt. Charged with rebuilding a fading program, who would you prefer? Take a look at their résumés; perhaps it's closer than you might think.
The problem with being named "Kirby" is you have absolutely no wiggle room. None. Since there's never really been a historically notorious "Kirby" at which to jeer, you are forever trapped in the shadows of
So I sympathize with Miami quarterback
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There are only three players on top 10 teams who have looked impressive enough, for most of the year anyway, to win the Heisman Trophy:
Currently, Wells the 13th leading rusher in America with an average of 6.0 yards per carry for the top-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes; shouldn't we at least bring up his name for being the best offensive weapon on (arguably) the top team? If you've watched Wells play, you know he easily passes the "eye test" and looks the part of a dominant workhorse back with an NFL future. And if
(Plus, this feels like the kind of year where a guy called "Beanie" would win, no?)
It's almost as if NBC commentator
Look, this might have added some luster to the game if Navy had overcome an insurmountable lead or even if the Midshipmen had been overwhelming underdogs. And to Hammond's credit, it's been extremely difficult finding compelling reasons to watch Notre Dame football. But the game was what it was: a battle of two teams that weren't very good. Let's not get carried away. A nice moral victory for Navy? Absolutely. Anything beyond that? Not so much.
Ohio State is the only team in the top 10 that has not had a bye week. Actually, none of the Big Ten's 11 teams have had one.
I'm about two years late on this, but why aren't more people -- especially guys -- talking about
The premise, as I understand it, is quite simple: Show as much frontal nudity as legally possible on cable television while chronicling the life and times of Playboy bunnies living at the Playboy Mansion. That's it. There is no plot. There is no riveting storyline. Just the minimal amount of censorship required by law and beautiful women who take their clothes off for a living.
This is an absolute can't-miss show.